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Emulsion vs. Latex

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Emulsionnoun

A stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible.

‘Mayonnaise is an emulsion where egg is used to keep oil and water mixed.’;

Latexnoun

A clear liquid believed to be a component of a humour or other bodily fluid esp. plasma and lymph

Emulsionnoun

(chemistry) A colloid in which both phases are liquid.

Latexnoun

The milky sap of several trees that coagulates on exposure to air; used to make rubber.

Emulsionnoun

(photography) The coating of photosensitive silver halide grains in a thin gelatine layer on a photographic film.

Latexnoun

An emulsion of rubber in water, used in adhesives and the like.

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Emulsionnoun

Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: (a) In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. (b) In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding salt of silver, used in the photographic process.

Latexnoun

(uncountable) Natural latex rubber, especially non-vulcanized rubber, such as is used in making latex gloves, latex condoms, and latex clothing.

Emulsionnoun

(chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids;

‘an oil-in-water emulsion’;

Latexnoun

A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation. The lattex of the India rubber plant produces the rubber of commerce on coagulation.

Emulsionnoun

a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin

Latexnoun

Any aqueous emulsion of finely divided rubber or plastic particles, especially such an emulsion used as a base for paint; as, a latex paint.

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Emulsionnoun

a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible

‘oil beaten to an emulsion with a half tablespoonful of vinegar’;

Latexnoun

a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air

Emulsionnoun

a fine dispersion of one liquid or pureed food substance in another

‘ravioli with pea and ginger emulsion’;

Latexnoun

a water-base paint having a latex binder

Emulsionnoun

a type of paint used for walls, consisting of pigment bound in a synthetic resin which forms an emulsion with water

‘three coats of white emulsion’;

Latexnoun

a milky fluid found in many plants, such as poppies and spurges, which exudes when the plant is cut and coagulates on exposure to the air. The latex of the rubber tree is the chief source of natural rubber.

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Emulsionnoun

a light-sensitive coating for photographic films and plates, containing crystals of a silver compound dispersed in a medium such as gelatin.

Latexnoun

a synthetic product resembling latex used to make paints, coatings, etc.

Emulsionverb

paint with emulsion

‘if the lining paper is not opaque, the wall should also be emulsioned’;

Latex

Latex is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in water. Latexes are found in nature, but synthetic latexes are common as well.

Emulsion

An emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally immiscible (unmixable or unblendable) owing to liquid-liquid phase separation. Emulsions are part of a more general class of two-phase systems of matter called colloids.

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